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Economic Development











Golden West Enters 18th Year of Economic Development Grants


Golden West’s Economic Development Grants criteria underwent a makeover in 2012.  The primary focus of our grant program remains creating and/or sustaining jobs within our service communities. However, applications are open to entities involved in projects that not only create or improve economic viability, but also improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Listed below are a summary of the awards granted in 2014 and 2015. Each entity submitted a detailed application outlining their project:

  • Lakota FundsTechnical Assistance and Training for Native American Businesses
  • Dell Rapids Economic Development Corporation – Revolving Loan Fund
  • New Colton LibraryLibrary Renovation Efforts
  • Cloud Horse Art InstituteTraining Program
  • Philip CharitiesLake Waggoner Campground Improvements


Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and preference is given to registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Applications and the full-set of criteria are available below. You may call 605-719-3659 for more information or to request a paper application.

Economic Development Application

Information and Criteria